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Time lines for Tier 4 extension and new app. here please

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aaliya1986
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Re: Time lines for Tier 4 extension and new app. here please

Post by aaliya1986 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:05 am

Service used : Student batch scheme
Date of submission : 10/10/14
Date recieved by HO : 11/10/14
Date of acknowledgement : -
Further documents asked or not : NO
If yes, then what : -
Date documents Sent : -
Date of Bio Metric letter : 21/10/14
Date of Bio Metrics Done : 28/10/14
Date of interview : 08/12/14
Date of receipt of Bio Metric Card: not yet

any one of you in the same situation as me. please let me know. really worried about the situation

tigris123
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Re: Time lines for Tier 4 extension and new app. here please

Post by tigris123 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:10 pm

aaliya1986 wrote:Service used : Student batch scheme
Date of submission : 10/10/14
Date recieved by HO : 11/10/14
Date of acknowledgement : -
Further documents asked or not : NO
If yes, then what : -
Date documents Sent : -
Date of Bio Metric letter : 21/10/14
Date of Bio Metrics Done : 28/10/14
Date of interview : 08/12/14
Date of receipt of Bio Metric Card: not yet

any one of you in the same situation as me. please let me know. really worried about the situation
Done with the interview today although my biometrics were given 2 months ago. They took almost month more compared to your case to call for the interview! probably Christmas was the reason. Have you got any updates or contact at all, its been a long time since your interview!

aaliya1986
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Re: Time lines for Tier 4 extension and new app. here please

Post by aaliya1986 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:08 pm

tigris123 wrote:
aaliya1986 wrote:Service used : Student batch scheme
Date of submission : 10/10/14
Date recieved by HO : 11/10/14
Date of acknowledgement : -
Further documents asked or not : NO
If yes, then what : -
Date documents Sent : -
Date of Bio Metric letter : 21/10/14
Date of Bio Metrics Done : 28/10/14
Date of interview : 08/12/14
Date of receipt of Bio Metric Card: not yet

any one of you in the same situation as me. please let me know. really worried about the situation
Done with the interview today although my biometrics were given 2 months ago. They took almost month more compared to your case to call for the interview! probably Christmas was the reason. Have you got any updates or contact at all, its been a long time since your interview!
no update at all.. please post your timeline so i can see and follows yours aswell.

i think they like us too much, that's why they have kept our files. i think its just luck, i had my friends who applied and got it within a month including the interview and for me and you it is a different story. so its just luck where your file ends.

good luck and please keep me posted of your application. oh, and btw, how did your interview go? was it strict?

aaliya1986
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Re: Time lines for Tier 4 extension and new app. here please

Post by aaliya1986 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:47 pm

hello all,
there is an update to my application.

Service used : Student batch scheme
Date of submission : 10/10/14
Date recieved by HO : 11/10/14
Further documents asked or not : NO
Date of Bio Metric letter : 21/10/14
Date of Bio Metrics Done : 28/10/14
Date of interview : 08/12/14
approval letter date: 23 January 2015
Date of receipt of Bio Metric Card: 28 January 2015

finally the nerve wracking is over. during the wait I had all different sort of ideas about getting refused because it was taking long but it was not the case. the wait paid off in the end.

I would specially like to thank Mr Frontier Mole who has always given me the correct advise regarding the application and has been there when I was upset/down in relation to the process.

the most valuable advise he has given me is that the whole system is a big 'sausage machine' and first in will be first out. and if the decision is taking longer it does not mean that the application will be rejected. Great advises and very helpful Mr Mole.

thank you.

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Re: Time lines for Tier 4 extension and new app. here please

Post by tigris123 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:35 pm

A big SAUSAGE MACHINE indeed, here is my story:


Service used : Premium Service
Visa type: Tier 4

Date of appointment : 11/11/2014
- Biometrics were enrolled at this point
- Received email confirmation onsite once my data was processed
- It was then time to wait for the decision, my number did not come on screen, but was called by mic (the case worker came to the cafeteria searching), and back at his desk said: everything is done from my side, but I am not getting a final green light from our system and have to forward your case to them! otherwise your are a low risk national, your papers are complete so it really is not clear what the delay is for! he also said, I do not think your case would take long, perhaps two weeks.
- I was then given a letter starting with: "Your application is valid but there are further inquiries that need to be made on your case ..."
Invitation for interview: 12/01/2015
Interview date: 21/01/2015
Approval letter and document returned date: 09/02/2015
BRP Card Received: 12/03/2014
- This one last extraordinary delay of the BRP card was because of the courier (DX), the losers do not bother to check your flat, instead, many days passed before I realise they have left a small card randomly at the main gate of the building in a place you would not check! even though the building itself has a management office but no, DX people do not ring a bell, do not use their brain too I suppose. By the time I found the card, my BRP was back to the home office. The home office sent an email asking me to check my address again etc, I explained what happened and asked for a reference number to be able to chase DX this time. Home office reply indeed included a DX reference number and I chased the card it accordingly.

Teerak
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Re: Time lines for Tier 4 extension and new app. here please

Post by Teerak » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:18 pm

Guys could you kindly post all Tier 4 timelines (only) here please.

Service used : Postal
Date of submission : 2nd Sept. 2014
Date recieved by HO : next day delivery
Date of acknowledgement :
Further documents asked or not : yes
If yes, then what : letter from old school confirming award of degree
Date documents Sent : 30th October 2014
Date of Bio Matric letter : 12th sept. 2014
Date of Bio Matrics Done : 13th sept 2014
Date of receipt of documents : still awaiting
Date of receipt of Bio Matric Card : still waiting
I went for an interview on the 19th of December 2014
Applied: 10/08/15 (HO received next day)
Payment taken: 12/08/15
Bio letter: 17/08/15
Bio Given: 20/08/15
COA: 14/09/15(dated 10/09/2015)
RC: 18/01/16(dated 11/01/16)

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Re: Time lines for Tier 4 extension and new app. here please

Post by EZEKIXL » Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:49 pm

Hey Guys here is my timeline

I am a Student in London Applying to extend my tier 4 student visa

Service used : Postal (Next day delivery )
Date of submission : 28th Jan 2015 ( Online )
Date recieved by HO : next day delivery
Date of acknowledgement :
Further documents asked or not : NO
Date of Bio Matric letter : 13th feb 2015
Date of Bio Matrics Done : 23rd FEB 2015
Date of receipt of documents : still awaiting
Date of receipt of Bio Matric Card : still waiting

Please note i sent this post on the 28th Of March which makes it ( 4 Weeks and 5 days of waiting for a reply )

I haven't been called for an interview neither have i received my passport & documents or even biometric card .

I am really getting worried now . Any advice on what to do guys or is this normal ?

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SOMEONE REPLY ME :)

Teerak
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Re: Time lines for Tier 4 extension and new app. here please

Post by Teerak » Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:41 pm

Teerak wrote:Guys could you kindly post all Tier 4 timelines (only) here please.

Service used : Postal
Date of submission : 2nd Sept. 2014
Date recieved by HO : next day delivery
Date of acknowledgement :
Further documents asked or not : yes
If yes, then what : letter from old school confirming award of degree
Date documents Sent : 30th October 2014
Date of Bio Matric letter : 12th sept. 2014
Date of Bio Matrics Done : 13th sept 2014
Date of receipt of documents : 10/04/2015
Date of receipt of Bio Matric Card : 13/04/2015
I went for an interview on the 19th of December 2014
Applied: 10/08/15 (HO received next day)
Payment taken: 12/08/15
Bio letter: 17/08/15
Bio Given: 20/08/15
COA: 14/09/15(dated 10/09/2015)
RC: 18/01/16(dated 11/01/16)

dmp
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Re: Time lines for Tier 4 extension and new app. here please

Post by dmp » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:53 pm

Hi All

Timeline for T4 visa extension from inside the UK,

Online application: 20 August 2015
Documents Received by UKV&I: 27 August
Acknowledgement/Biometric letter: Waiting...

Will be update as soon as any communication receive step by step;

dmp
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Re: Time lines for Tier 4 extension and new app. here please

Post by dmp » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:18 pm

dmp wrote:Hi All

Timeline for T4 visa extension from inside the UK,

Online application: 20 August 2015
Documents Received by UKV&I: 27 August
Acknowledgement/Biometric letter: Waiting...

Will be update as soon as any communication receive step by step;
Biometric letter received: 03 September 2015

dmp
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Re: Time lines for Tier 4 extension and new app. here please

Post by dmp » Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:39 pm

dmp wrote:
dmp wrote:Hi All

Timeline for T4 visa extension from inside the UK,

Online application: 20 August 2015
Documents Received by UKV&I: 27 August
Acknowledgement/Biometric letter: Waiting...

Will be update as soon as any communication receive step by step;
Biometric letter received: 03 September 2015
Biometric enrolled: 05 September 2015

dmp
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Re: Time lines for Tier 4 extension and new app. here please

Post by dmp » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:16 pm

dmp wrote:
dmp wrote:
dmp wrote:Hi All

Timeline for T4 visa extension from inside the UK,

Online application: 20 August 2015
Documents Received by UKV&I: 27 August
Acknowledgement/Biometric letter: Waiting...

Will be update as soon as any communication receive step by step;
Biometric letter received: 03 September 2015
Biometric enrolled: 05 September 2015
Documents received back with approval on 17/09/2015

Uj1234
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Re: Time lines for Tier 4 extension and new app. here please

Post by Uj1234 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:17 am

Hi All,

I am filling the following time line to help prospective Tier 4 students within UK. The below will give you fair idea of how long it took me to get my UK Tier 4 Student visa for DBA- 3 years

Service used : Normal Postal
Date of submission : 06.09.2016 (was sent by recorded next day delivery before 1PM)* RECOMMEND EVERYONE TO DO THIS IF YOU HAVE TIME LIMITATION
Date recieved by HO : 07.09.2016
Date of acknowledgement : Home office did not send any acknowledgement this time
Further documents asked or not : No further documents asked
If yes, then what : NA
Date documents Sent : NA
Date of Bio Matric letter : 12.09.2016
Date of Bio Matrics Done : 14.09.2016
Date of receipt of documents : Still awaiting
Date of receipt of Bio Matric Card : 22.09.2016
Previous visa expiry date: 19.09.2016
Date of new visa issue: 20.09.2016
Visa duration given by UKBA: 3 years 4 months

Also ensure that along with your documents you send the prepaid recorded delivery envelope with your postal address to get the documents back as soon as possible as otherwise your documents will arrive by normal post which can take long.

This time around the documents were sent to London address however the biometric letter was received from Sheffield address.

Hope the above information will help everyone. Good luck.

Uj1234.

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Re: Time lines for Tier 4 extension and new app. here please

Post by Uj1234 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:05 pm

Hello Everyone,

To add to the above I have received all my documents back from UKBA today on 23/09/2016. All though I had sent prepaid 1st class delivery envelope with my documents. UKBA sent the documents back by UPS Express Courier service.

My personal experience with UKBA has always been smooth. I request applicants to keep it simple, precise documents and if there anything missing or not up to their expectations. Include a cover letter explaining important points.

Good luck !!!

Uj1234

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